In this battle of neighboring Corvette generations, a stock C8 vs. a C7 Z06 slightly modified with a cold air intake, who do you think will win?
The new mid-engine Stingray has been wowing the automotive world with its blazing acceleration, going 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds, a half-second better than the 3.3 seconds managed by the older Z06.
Today, YouTuber Can I Be Frank shares a video of a showdown between two examples of these brotherly speed demons, though we’ll again take the stance that such shenanigans need to be away from a public road and on a track instead.
But since we’re already here, let’s go ahead and see what happened.
In the first run, from a standstill, the C8 not surprisingly roars off to a big lead before finally falling way behind the fast-charging Z06. The comeback is also not surprising since the mid-engine car takes advantage of its new layout and dual-clutch transmission to record blistering starts, while in a longer race, the Z06’s supercharged 650 horsepower V8 pays off with a faster 0-100 mph time of 6.8 seconds, compared to the 7.6 of the C8.
From a rolling start, in the second run, the Corvette takes a slight lead for just a brief moment before the Z06 surges ahead and leaves it in the rearview mirror.
What we’d really like to see is the same matchup, but with a C8 Z06 taking on its older brother. Guess we’ll just have to wait a few more months for that, huh?
[VIDEO] Modded 2020 Supra Challenges a C7 Corvette Z06 But Can’t Seal the Deal
[VIDEO] $800 C4 Corvette Races a $30,000 Mustang for Bragging Rights
[VIDEO] 2019 Corvette ZR1 Spits Flames In Street Race Against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat